Title 17. Education

Chapter 43. School Choice Scholarships

Part I. Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program


17:4017       Payment of scholarships


A. The amount to be paid for a scholarship shall be divided into four equal payments to be made to each participating school in September, December, February, and May of each school year. Payments shall be based on per pupil count dates as determined by the department. No refunds shall be made to the department or to the parent or legal guardian if the scholarship recipient withdraws from the program or is otherwise not enrolled prior to the next count date. The school in which the scholarship recipient is enrolled on the next count date shall receive the next payment. 


B. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Part to the contrary, any public or private entity, including any nonprofit organization, may make a directed donation to any participating school for a scholarship recipient. 


Added by Acts 2008, No. 509, § 1, eff. June 25, 2008. Amended by Acts 2012, No. 2, § 1; Acts 2014, No. 779, § 1, eff. July 1, 2014; Acts 2015, No. 297, § 1; Acts 2019, No. 21, § 1.